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Voices of Romance

In the 1930's a growing film and radio industry was reaching a wide audience and promoting love songs to a receptive public. An increasing number of vocal artists from these media became known for romantic ballads. Love songs continued to be the traditional stock in trade for both the crooners and torch singers, but artists with trained voices were also making these tender ballads a part of their repertoire.

Tenors, in particular, won the ladies hearts including Frank Parker with Sweet And Lovely, Frank Munn (The Golden Voice Of Radio) with As Time Goes By and Kenny Baker with Dinner At Eight. Others like Nino Martini, Lawrence Tibbett, Jan Peerce and James Melton who performed popular love songs included here would become famous as opera stars. Jeanette Macdonald and Nelson Eddy gained fame as amorous partners on the silver screen.

Women vocalists were also important purveyors of love songs and this album offers several fine examples like Love Letters In The Sand by Lee Morse, Moonglow by Ethel Waters, What About Me by Ruth Etting and The Touch Of Your Lips by Hildegarde. We hail them all as the Voices of Romance.
  Track Song Title Artist Date Time
1 One Hour With You Morton Downey 1932 3:03
2 When You`re In Love Russ Columbo 1934 3:10
3 Out Of Nowhere Ruth Etting 1931 3:11
4 Midnight In Paris Nino Martini 1935 3:03
5 That`s My Desire Nick Lucas 1931 3:20
6 Love Letters In The Sand Lee Morse 1931 3:17
7 Sweet And Lovely Frank Parker 1931 3:26
8 Blue Moon Connie Boswell 1935 3:11
9 As Time Goes By Frank Munn 1931 3:11
10 The Day You Came Along Conrad Thibault 1933 3:00
11 Lovely To Look At Irene Dunne 1935 3:33
12 There`s Danger In Your Eyes Cherie James Melton 1930 3:00
13 I`ll See You Again Olga Medolgo Albani 1930 3:15
14 I Wished On The Moon Lanny Ross 1935 3:16
15 Isn`t It Romantic Jeanette Macdonald 1932 3:18
16 Cuban Love Song Lawrence Tibbett 1931 3:32
17 P. S. I Love You Jack Fulton 1934 3:23
18 I Just Couldn`t Take It, Baby Ethel Waters / Benny Goodman 1933 3:01
19 Love Me Tonight Art Jarrett 1932 3:35
20 The Glory Of Love Hildegarde 1936 3:04
21 My Romance Jan Peerce 1936 3:05
22 I Only Have Eyes For You Phil Regan 1934 3:13
23 Moonglow Ethel Waters 1934 3:16
24 It`s Love I`m After Tony Martin 1936 2:55
25 It`s Easy To Remember Arthur Tracy 1935 3:06
26 When I Grow Too Old To Dream Gracie Fields 1935 3:08
27 Dinner At Eight Kenny Baker 1933 3:17
28 Love Walked In Art Jarrett 1938 2:42
29 What About Me Ruth Etting 1934 2:52
30 With Every Breath I Take Harry Richman 1934 2:57
31 I`ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm Dick Powell 1937 2:55
32 Once In A While Frances Langford 1937 3:00
33 I`m In The Mood For Love Lanny Ross 1935 3:17
34 First Love Jessica Dragonette 1935 2:58
35 Where Am I (Am I In Heaven)? James Melton 1935 3:13
36 The Touch Of Your Lips Hildegarde 1936 3:01
37 Dancing In The Dark Don Novis 1938 2:40
38 I`m Falling In Love With Someone Nelson Eddy 1935 3:20
39 You`re A Sweetheart Kate Smith 1937 3:10
40 In The Middle Of A Kiss Morton Downey 1935 2:46
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